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Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:46 am

Hi all,

Last Friday I experienced a hell of a ride from Bochum to Soest, after 20 minutes I was really thinking that 80% of the German drivers are complete idiots.

My top 3 list:

1. It seems to be a trend to change lanes or to turn in another road while leaving the turn-signal lever untouched.

On Sunday I had my mother's Peugeot at 190 kph on the left lane until some retard in his Merc C-Class decided to switch from the right to the left lane 15 meters in front of me without using the friggin' turn-signal a second before. No question, a full brake application was in order... and it took a while until I had a 110hp car back to 190kph.  grumpy 

2. Some people seem to have no idea what an acceleration lane is.

On Friday I had some moron in front of me who used only 10 meters of the acceleration lane and turned into the Autobahn with a speed of approx. 60 kph. Even a truck had to brake because of this brainless action!

3. Driving on the middle lane while the right lane is empty.

Yes, there are way too many people in slow cars who drive on the middle lane of a 3-lane Autobahn. Why don't they simply switch to the right lane? Then I would not need to change from the middle lane to the left lane to pass them.

These things are driving me nuts, really!  Angry

What are your top road traffic nuisances? Are drivers in other countries similar retared like most of the German drivers?

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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:58 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
What are your top road traffic nuisances?

Braindead drivers who park on the tram track - hey, you're only holding up a hundred people because you're at the ATM "just for a second"! Likewise, I'm not particularly fond of drivers who enter an intersection when they can see they'll be blocking other cars and the tram because they can't get out of their ways.

Oh, and then we have the fools who, waiting at a red light, notice an ambulance approaching from behind and do - NOTHING! Unless that ambulance has some serious commonality with the batmobile, they're going to be right on top of Santa's "you've been bad" list next Christmas... sometimes I wonder if there's some sort of wall that pops out of the ground in front of them as soon as the light turns red.
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:58 am

I hate it when cops pull me over for doing 90 in a school zone!

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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:00 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
Are drivers in other countries similar retared like most of the German drivers?

There are driving retards in every country, we have our fair share in England.

3 things that annoy me:

1) Not indicating when changing lanes, how are other drivers supposed to know their intentions? How hard is it to flick the indicator?

2) Impatience. Drivers who pull out of junctions right in front of you, while you slam on the brakes.

3) Drivers who think they own the road because they drive a massive Range Rover or Lexus. Weaving across lanes, taking up two lanes, cutting people up, and last but not least, failing to acknowlege or appreciate the fact that you gave them way.
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:06 am

Quoting Aloges (Reply 1):
I'm not particularly fond of drivers who enter an intersection when they can see they'll be blocking other cars and the tram because they can't get out of their ways.

Thats why it's illegal here in my state

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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:07 am

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
I was really thinking that 80% of the German drivers are complete idiots.

You guys haven't cornered the market on that one!
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:14 am

Quoting Charlienorth (Reply 5):
Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
I was really thinking that 80% of the German drivers are complete idiots.

You guys haven't cornered the market on that one!

No kiddin' . . . .

Neither have you Yukoners!! I assure you . . . Alaska's drivers are as brain-damaged as the next ones . . .

What really chaps my ass - at night: Approaching an oncoming vehicle that "forgets" to drop their high beam driving lights. Now, I don't know about Europeans, or some other states here in the US, but in Alaska - and in Canada - the OE high beams simply aren't enough . . . they don't 'see' far enough.

On my personal vehicle I have a set of KC Daylighters, wired right in with my OE high beams. I can light up the world with those.

On my squad, I have two sets, one on the bumper and one on light bar. I can see forever.

Other drivers have similar arrangments.

When they forget to turn down the high beams, it's like staring into the sun!

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 2):
I hate it when cops pull me over for doing 90 in a school zone!

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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:21 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 6):
When they forget to turn down the high beams, it's like staring into the sun!

Ooooh, that's a good one. Also, even though they look cool the new Mercedes, BMW's, and Audi's Xenon headlights are worse at blinding then the original halogens.
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:35 am

How about the guy right behind you with the hi-beams on...would love to rig up a landing light in back for these 'tards.
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:41 am

Ah, where to start ....   

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
1. It seems to be a trend to change lanes or to turn in another road while leaving the turn-signal lever untouched.

Yup!

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
2. Some people seem to have no idea what an acceleration lane is.

Yup!

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
3. Driving on the middle lane while the right lane is empty.

Yup!

Quoting Aloges (Reply 1):
Braindead drivers who park on the tram track - hey, you're only holding up a hundred people because you're at the ATM "just for a second"!

Yup!

Quoting Aloges (Reply 1):
Oh, and then we have the fools who, waiting at a red light, notice an ambulance approaching from behind and do - NOTHING!

Yup!

Quoting Arsenal@LHR (Reply 3):
2) Impatience. Drivers who pull out of junctions right in front of you, while you slam on the brakes.

Yup!

Quoting Charlienorth (Reply 5):
When the light turns green you can go,I don't think that concept is understood.

Yup! In Germany, if the light turns green and you don't start moving within under 1 second, the 5 cars behind you are on their horns.

Just a few more to add onto the list:

1. People who drive the speedlimit (or less), approach an intersection, slow down to about 20 or 30km/h then when the light turns yellow, they step on the gas leaving everyone else at the redlight.

2. People who make a left or right turn into a 2 lane street. If you make a left turn, you turn into the left lane, if you make a right turn, you turn into the right lane. However, around here, most people think that they are driving a big 2 trailer truck and think that they need to turn into the far lane otherwise they won't make it.

3. As a bus driver, people who don't yield to you (as the law says the are supposed to) when you turn back into traffic.

4. You're the only car on the road/highway, another car comes up on a side street (about 5kms down the road) and want's to turn onto your road. They sit there until you are about 100m from them, then they decide to turn in front of you.

5. See number 4 and add .... after they cut you off, they turn off at the next available road.

6. MOBILE PHONE TALKERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:44 am

1. stupid F's who get in the left lane and drive at or below the speed limit.

2. Careless drivers who tailgate or change lanes without looking and then cause accidents and massive traffic tie ups.

3. Sh**heads that block intersections which just causes more congestion.
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 10:55 am

As a cyclist, I find a huge number of motorists to be anti-social menaces. What peeves me most is:

Indecisiveness - People who wait at a junction but slowly edge out as I approach as they are too short-sighted to work out how quickly I am coming. I slow down to let them pass, then the motorist stops in the middle of the road to let me pass, and then starts moving forward again after I attempt to go past. Just move, FFS!

Groups of girls crossing the road - It's inevitably girls who squeel as they dodge past traffic to reach the middle of the road, then run (unintentionally) in my direction because girls, like throwing, simply cannot run properly.

Bus drivers - They pull into their next stop, regardless of whether a cyclist is frantically pedalling out of the bus' path. They then pull out of their stop without a care in the world and causing a cyclist to swerve into the opposite lane is all in a day's work.

Jealous car drivers - If my bike can squeeze up the inside whilst you're stuck at the traffic lights (but not jump the lights, which is terribly anti-social), then tough bananas! That's the price you pay for congesting the streets with your non-slimline vehicle.

People who open their door without checking oncoming traffic - Boof! You've planted me on my arse, dented your door and shattered your window. Nice one!

UK motorists need a regular health check. I think that driving tests should be much more intense as there are too many incompetent drivers who are a danger not only too cyclists, but other drivers. They have clearly fluked their driving test or offered other services to the examiner. I also think that every 5 years or so, drivers should all undergo routine re-fresher tests to ensure their roadworthiness.
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:04 am

I've been driving in the US for about 15months now and have driven in a number of other countries before that and can categorically say the US is the worst best country to drive in. There is some form of system yet nobody follows it...

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
1. It seems to be a trend to change lanes or to turn in another road while leaving the turn-signal lever untouched.

 checkmark  This really grates me! Am I psychic? Am I supposed to be able to read your mind and know where you are going?

Under the same point comes those who are too lazy to check their blindspots when changing lanes in traffic.

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
3. Driving on the middle lane while the right lane is empty.

This is the aboslute worst offence that US drivers commit. A number of people claim there is no such rule yet on all the interstates around Richmond there are signs worded along the lines of, 'Slower traffic please move to right hand lane'. Does anyone observe it? No.  Angry

Other things that grate me:
-People driving large SUVs (Tahoes, Suburbans, H2s etc) that drive like they own the road.
-Those who decide drive time is chat time. Keep your eyes on the damn road!
-People who drive and constantly change lanes in heavy traffic whilst driving at about 20mph more than any other vehicle.
-People who ride on your ass so close you cannot see their headlights expecting you to move over immediately in heavy traffic. Yes, I am trying to get out of your way just give me more than 4.1secs to execute the manouevre!

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
after 20 minutes I was really thinking that 80% of the German drivers are complete idiots.

Wow, I'm shocked! In my experience of driving in Germany I thought they were rather disciplined and it was a pretty decent place to drive....then again you have a lot more experience than myself  Smile
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:06 am

Here in OK people are horrible drivers when it's sunny out. Doing everything already said.
Cutting you off
Turn signal annoyances / lack of use
Cell Phones
ect, ect, ect.

When it rains here people are even worse drivers

When it snows here people just give up and drive toward poles and crash I think.

When it's icy everyone wants to do 50 mph. And try to, and go sliding off the roads. Like they can't feel when they have no traction.
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:30 am

Number 1: People driving slow in the left lane on highways. I just hate it, I dont like passing on the right but it is just something I always end up doing. Even after flashing the person a few times with my lights, half the people dont move they just stay there in the left lane going 55mph while everyone eles is going 70mph.

Number 2. People who dont use turn signals. I hate it especially when they are coming off a main road to a drive way or something like that, all of sudden the car just stops in the middle of the road to turn, why not use your signal?!

And than there is just the horrible drivers.
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:33 pm

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
What are your top road traffic nuisances? Are drivers in other countries similar retared like most of the German drivers?

The drivers in Monterrey, Mexico are the worst in the world; you have no idea!

1) In most of Mexico, but especially in Monterrey using your signal to change lane is a signal to the drivers on the other lane to not let you into the lane.

2) Monterrey has the highest index of accidents, mostly because people drive with such pride that if a car get in there way they won't brake as it is the other cars fault.

3) People changing lanes just clearing cars by 50 cm, passing you on the right.

4) People not knowing what a fast lane is, and not moving to the right when the could easily do this, hence creating chaos with cars passing on the left.

5) On a two lane road two cars going at the same speed and not letting anyone through.

6) At intersections people the cars on the minor road going halfway into the mayor road and then looking for traffic.
 
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:23 pm

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
Last Friday I experienced a hell of a ride from Bochum to Soest, after 20 minutes I was really thinking that 80% of the German drivers are complete idiots.

Come to the BHM meet in October and get here a few days early. I'll take you on a typical BHM commmute that will have you begging to go home.

Quoting TZ757300 (Reply 4):
Thats why it's illegal here in my state

I think it's pretty much illegal everywhere, it's just not enforced for the most part . Here's a few others that need to be enforced.

1. Lane changes and turns are separate actions - don't combine them as it f*cks everybody else up
2. Turn signals are there for a reason - use them!
3. If you don't know how to accelerate to merge - don't get on the Interstate!
4. Don't high beam me!
5. If you're driving any sort of dump truck - put the damn tarp on - even if you're "empty".
6. Properly flag wide loads.
7. Don't wreck your car - it's impolite to delay me in this way
8. If you violate 7, get the f*cking car off the road if possible
9. In the case of another person violating rule 7, don't slow down to 10 mph to look at the idiot(s). Drive by at a safe speed with your eyes looking forward. Violation of this rule has been known to cause violations of rule 7!
10. Learn how to park, please!
11. I don't want to know what you're listening to on the radio.
12. If you don't know where you're going, at least act like you do.
13. I pulled over to let the ambulance/fire truck/police car pass me. I didn't do it so you could pass me.
14. Strap your kids in! If you can't keep a kid in a seat belt then you obviously don't have the discipline to drive a car.
15. If you can't see 50 ft in front of you then you need to slow down.

etc., etc.
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:25 pm

Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 16):
8. If you violate 7, get the f*cking car off the road if possible

In some places, such as Germany, you have to wait for the police to arrive before you can move your vehicle after an accident.
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 1:25 pm

Slow trucks hogging both lanes of 2 lane freeway doing less than the speedlimit trying to overtake each other for like 20kms straight and a que of like 100+ cars behind.
Idiots who brake when the lights go orange and their clearly able to go through intersection safely before red comes up.

Pedestrians who walk out in front of you thnking your going to slow down while they cross on a busy road.

idiots who do under 10km of normal speedlimit in good driving conditions.
 
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:43 pm

Quoting Aloges (Reply 1):
Oh, and then we have the fools who, waiting at a red light, notice an ambulance approaching from behind and do - NOTHING!

There have been instances in the UK where drivers who went through a red light to clear the way for an emergency vehicle using its lights and sirens were prosecuted for jumping the red light! In nearly all of the cases the conviction was upheld on appeal.
 
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:27 pm

German dudes that drive when they're high. Know what I'm sayin', man? Right on!

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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:51 pm

One that's been missed is people who have their high intensity rear fog lights on, especially when it's not foggy. Why?? They are blinding if you're behind one of these people.

People who slow down on the motorway to let others enter when it would be better to keep going. I saw one situation where both the person on the motorway and the person on the sliproad kept slowing and the person on the motorway was rear ended.

People who drive too fast onto blind sliproads (exit the motorway and go down a slope where you can't see what's ahead.) There's one next to the Tesco's supermarket in stockport that I always worry about. One time I left the motorway going about 60mph. Someone behind me must have been going at 80mph on a wet day, jammed on the brakes when he saw the cars ahead, skidded, was still going at a fair speed when he rammed a car waiting at the lights at the bottom of the hill and hit this car so hard it banged the car in front.
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:06 pm

Quoting Willo (Reply 19):
There have been instances in the UK where drivers who went through a red light to clear the way for an emergency vehicle using its lights and sirens were prosecuted for jumping the red light! In nearly all of the cases the conviction was upheld on appeal.

Run redlight and cause a accident in the intersection,Ambulances have their rights and ways to get through intersections without causing major disruptions and dont need dickheads putting their life at risk trying to do something stupid.
 
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:16 pm

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):

1. It seems to be a trend to change lanes or to turn in another road while leaving the turn-signal lever untouched.

This is easily my biggest beef with the driving public. It's not fucking hard to move your left hand that six inches to move the turn signal, just do it. It's particularly annoying when you're waiting to pull out of a parking lot and some douchebag you assume was going to pass in front of you turns into your lot at the last second without signaling. Now wonder I ride the bus whenever possible...
 
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:36 pm

On a Sunday here in the UK we have 'Sunday Driver's'

Typically old men with a flat cap on who drive at a constant 30mph (Wherever). Pristine car, old Reg and not capable of doing more than say 40mph. They drive to the book - mirror, look, mirror, look......crawl out of a junction when theres been no cars either way for a good 2mins plus other perfect maneuvering - again only practiced on a Sunday!!

Being stuck behind one of there individuals is not only annoying but a serious health hazard........GGGGRRRAAHH
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:38 pm

Quoting Oly720man (Reply 21):
is people who have their high intensity rear fog lights on

.... and people who sit in stationary traffic with their foot jammed on the brake pedal. What is wrong with using the handbrake?  Angry
 
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:48 pm

Quoting Aussie18 (Reply 22):
Ambulances have their rights and ways to get through intersections without causing major disruptions and dont need dickheads putting their life at risk trying to do something stupid.

Oh really?

I would hardly call someone who attempts a *cautious* approach at getting through an intersection to provide right-of-way for an emergency vehicle a "dickhead" doing something "stupid".

I've got a driver on a city Seagrave ladder and both a city and township squad runner that would disagree completely with your statement; at least here in the US.

If one can reasonably (i.e. not endanger themselves or others, such as at a stop sign) clear the intersection to assist the passage of a rescue vehicle and immediately pull right so they can pass, they are not a dickhead.

In fact, if you simply sit there and do nothing to get out of the way, it's possible (yet highly unlikely) that you'll get knocked with a failure to yeild to an emergency vehicle.

The traffic clogs aren't so bad nowadays around here, though, since the majority of high-volume intersections are equipped with a transponder-type system that overrides the standing signal and gives a green on approach of an emergency vehicle on a run.

From what I understand, though, failure of "dickheads" to yield to emergency vehicles is still a big deal regarding response times in some parts of massive cities such as NYC.
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 7:49 pm

Middle Lane Morons who cause the entire motorway to shift to the right hand lane in order to overtake, because the steadfastly refuse to move into the left lane.

Lorries overtaking one another - a sure fire way of causing localised congestion, as they overtake each other at a closing speed of very little - both are limited to 56mph, so why do they need to overtake? Again, this causes anyone driving faster than 56mph to move over. Particularly bad during the week where several lorries may be jockeying for positions ahead of one another.
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:21 pm

Quoting Sabena332 (Thread starter):
there are way too many people in slow cars who drive on the middle lane of a 3-lane Autobahn. Why don't they simply switch to the right lane? Then I would not need to change from the middle lane to the left lane to pass them.

Then you were also on the 2-lane ?  Wink
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:32 pm

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 27):
Lorries overtaking one another - a sure fire way of causing localised congestion, as they overtake each other at a closing speed of very little - both are limited to 56mph, so why do they need to overtake? Again, this causes anyone driving faster than 56mph to move over. Particularly bad during the week where several lorries may be jockeying for positions ahead of one another.

Heheheh! Look up an audio skit called "F**k Truck Drivers" by Doug Stanhope.

It's about 2 minutes of audio that perfectly describes what you're talking about.

I guarantee that you'll just about piss yourself or your money back.  Big grin
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:15 pm

Gee, where to start on this, there's plenty of them. Most have probably been named already, but anyway, here's my list based on my experience, mostly as a delivery driver:
1) People who tailgate me at 180 kph on the Autobahn, mostly when the right lane is full and going only 130kph.

2) People who tailgate me in a freaking school zone. Shouldn't be that hard to go 30 for all of 250 meters.

3) People who overdo it with keeping to the speed limit, e.g. going 20 in a 30 zone, or 40 on a regular street during rush hour 60kph traffic

4) Second-row parkers in the city. I can understand it if it's for deliveries (UPS, DHL, me  Wink ) and there's no regular parking space, but not for some old wannabe-important spoiled b!tch in her Mercedes S-class.

5) Inefficient coordination of traffic lights. To get a Green wave, you have to be going 20 kph over the speed limit, or otherwise you'll be standing at a dozen red lights in a row

6) People who unexpectedly change lanes, primary on the Autobahn of course.

7) People who suddenly brake because they just saw an open parking spot that they have to get into (almost caused me an accident just yesterday)

8) People who hit the horns if you don't get going the millisecond the red traffic light goes green.

9) Women behind the steering wheel. I'm sorry, it might sound chauvinistic, but I have had my experiences that well-confirmed this prejudice

10) Busses which leave their station without any advanced sign of them doing so.

11) Speeding tickets. Look, I can understand it if you control speed in school zones, but who exactly is the police protecting if they flash cars on a four-lane street in an industrial area at 10pm, when the only living things in that area are you, the police, and the ants walking on the sidewalk? Just a money-making scheme.

12) People who forget to turn on the lights when they are needed. Admittedly I am no fan of mandatory perma-turned on lights, especially during summer, but during the dark and/or snow and rain fall, lights should always be on.

13) Cars with a red license plate. Usually destined for a shipment outside the US, with drivers that are looking for some last-minute crash, to screw the insurance out of some money.

14) Gravel trucks. Last thing I need is having my car bombarded with little stones from an un-covered load.

15) Lack of coordination as far as road work goes. One specific road was turn up first by the water company, then repaved, then torn up again by the gas works, again repaved, and is currently ripped up by the electric works. Can't they do that in 1 f'n construction?

16) People who need park their Smart like it's a Hummer

17) People who take ages to make their turn from one street into another

18) Men who think being overtaken is an insult to their manhood that should be responded to by suddenly accelerating and almost forcing the overtaker into the oncoming traffic

19) DUI. People that do that should be locked up.

20) The slow a$$es in the middle lane. Admittedly, I also tend to prefer driving in the middle lane, but I do so at 150khp, not 80kph.

21) People that overtake from the right lane via the middle lane to the left, only to then go back all 3 lanes again onto the exit ramp. But hey, they overtook two cars that might have left that exit before them...

22) Trucks overtaking each other (Elefantenrennen), especially uphill.

23) Drivers who overtake others while going roughly 1kph faster.
 
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:31 pm

Quoting Charlienorth (Reply 8):
How about the guy right behind you with the hi-beams on...would love to rig up a landing light in back for these 'tards.

My car in Norway had rear foglights. Tailgaters and people with high beams usually got the hint when I turned them on  Smile

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 6):
When they forget to turn down the high beams, it's like staring into the sun!

I hate this too!

Quoting BAxMAN (Reply 11):
As a cyclist, I find a huge number of motorists to be anti-social menaces. What peeves me most is:

And most cyclists think they own the road because they are environmentally friendly. I had one asshole spit at my car when I passed him.

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 13):
When it's icy everyone wants to do 50 mph. And try to, and go sliding off the roads. Like they can't feel when they have no traction.

I love it when people pass me in a blizzard...then down the road I pass them stuck in the ditch. *smile and wave* Big grin
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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:14 pm

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 13):
Cell Phones

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Quoting Alphafloor (Reply 28):
Then you were also on the 2-lane ?

Yes, but I was overtaking other cars.

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 30):
1) People who tailgate me at 180 kph on the Autobahn, mostly when the right lane is full and going only 130kph.



Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 30):
2) People who tailgate me in a freaking school zone. Shouldn't be that hard to go 30 for all of 250 meters.

Annoying as hell!

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 30):
4) Second-row parkers in the city.

You will find many of them at Dortmund's Borsigplatz, usually a 3 series BMW and a Turkish driver with the excuse: "Alter, bleib ma locker, war nur mal eben Döner kaufen".  Wink

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 30):
Women behind the steering wheel.

Women in SUVs make me  faint .

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RE: Daily Road Traffic - What Annoys You Most?

Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:57 am

Baltimore drivers are morons. Seriously. I drove for several years in New York which without a doubt has some of the most skillful drivers in the country (I said skillful not best). To get around in New York especially Manhattan you need to be aggressive with good reflexes, ready to swerve into any piece of road available. You need to constantly evaluate what is going on ahead and make adjustments to your driving. New Yorkers know how to get from point A to B. They may almost kill you while doing it, but they will get there.

Baltimore drivers, especially in the city have no clue. They take too long to react. God forbid there is utility work ahead and one lane is closed. They drive right up to the obstruction, stop, look absolutely confused like "duh... what do I do next?). I tell you folks, one little obstruction and everything backs up. Annoying! I live downtown and next month my office moves downtown, two blocks from where I live. I'm getting rid of the Beemer, will trade it in for a segway.

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